jens_attacks wrote:how many watts does he need? if over 500, he can't do it.
I think Wiggins sports trainer said he would do about 440-450 watts. I would love to see some readings. Wiggins is pretty light, so his watts per kilo is up there with the best. He also is comfortable in a fairly extreme aero position and holds the black line better than other track riders.
Indurain did 505 watts for his hour. But, his watts per kilo was about the same as Boardman and other record holders. (and his position was too upright).
53-54 is as high as I would calculate, at least at sea level. Wiggins doesn't like riding at altitude (few do). I think Wiggo has the mental tenacity that is needed. It is a LOT harder on the track than an outdoor road time trial.
I also think Wiggins is devoting more time and effort to his attempt than some of the others. It takes months of planning and training. You can't just jump on the bike and ride and expect it to be great.
Looking forward to getting more attempt dates.